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CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 10:00pm EST
party in washington, the party of money. and frankly, if you or i were elected to congress, we'd have to behave like every member of congress does if we want to get reelected, which means we have to his top the people who provide the money for the campaigns for us to run to office, and it's not just joe six pack and mary smith. it's representatives of big corporations and wealthy individuals who come pleading, i just need a little change here to be fair. but they really want to unlevel the playing field and thwart the rigors of the market. there's no such thing as deregulation. that's only new regulation, so what we have done is taken regulations -- i'm not going to defend every regulation, but we took a regulatory scheme that looked at the interests of companies and the interests of customers and other parties, and replaced it with a system of the corporations, by the corporations, that takes away consumer rights. everything is regulated. i like to say, baseball regulates right down to how many stitches on the ball and the color of yarn. everything is regulated. most of the regulatio
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm EST
. tom wolfe was born and raised in richmond, virginia, educated at washington university and later learned a ph.d. from yale. he spent his first ten years as a newspaper man mostly doing general assignment reporting, and i bet if i called on many of you, you could easily name his novels; "the right stuff," "in our time," "the bonfire of the vanities" and many more, and now "back to blood" which reflects miami back to all of us. how are we going to react to that? he is credited with the birth of new journalism and the death of the american novel by some. he is the mark twain of our time. how lucky are we to have a moment in time with him? and what better way to start this conversation -- hopefully i can get them to come to the stage -- than with a published author in his own right and a man whose name is synonymous with leadership, our own former mayor, manny diaz. manny diaz, let me turn it to you. hopefully, we can get him up here, and tom wolfe. please welcome them. [applause] >> well, good evening, everybody. and let's get this started. if "bonfire of the vanities," you chose ne
CSPAN
Nov 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
that comes up a lot in washington and for the discussions on capitol hill. how would you, you know, describe that vision for us and you also talk about the summer vacation. let's start into this. >> the first dimension, once you remove lecture from class time, and allows it to rethink everything. a lot of this is happening. they're doing these things, these are, they have experiments that all the research in all of the tuition point in that direction, teaching for the most part gasol chair profession. .. the tests themselves, you need some aspect of testing. someone should be very skeptical of testing because all tests measure what they test. there's many more facets to a human being than that. the dimensions that, there could be some testing to make sure that they're getting core competency and core skills. the ones unmeasured right now our creativity. you can never give someone a creativity score but you can have someone generate a portfolio of work. as an employer we are hiring engineers. when we get these people from top schools in the country, what are you created? that's what engineeri
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